I know that some of you may already have practiced this but some of you may not have. So, if you could write a letter to you younger self and give it to you, what would it say? This would be my letter:
Dear 16 year old self,
Alexandria slow down silly girl, you are doing just fine. You are working too hard and you are burning yourself out. You have too much on your plate; you are currently biting off more than you can chew. You are working so hard to prove to people that you are/ will be worth it. However, you are trying to prove it to all the wrong people. These people already know your worth and love you. You need to take a break and breathe. As far as relationships, the boy that you are madly in love with is going to need some time to find himself and his place. It has nothing to do with you, he loves you he is just having a very hard time. When he is ready he will comeback to you rest assured. And when he does the two of you will have a stronger bond. The two of you will be exactly where you had hoped, and need to be. For the moment you need a minute to yourself to wipe your own tears and get yourself together.
Dear 20 year old self,(present)
You are a beautiful young lady. I see that you have practiced very hard on your confidence. And if no one else is proud of everything that you have done, then let me the first to say that I am proud of you. You have scarified a part of your future for the well being of your family, and while you were at it you got the love of your life back by having faith. You are a very selfless person and you do have a heart of gold, don’t be so modest. Other people can see it and you have changed for the better. and right now you have a new found determination and you are doing what you need to do.I know that the future once again may seem blurry but continue to make decisions with your heart while taking your intuition with you, it has never led you astray.